The Miniaturist

Audio disc edition released 28/04/2018

by Jessie Burton

Modern and Contemporary Fiction Historical fiction eBooks of the Month Literary Fiction

LoveReading Expert Review of The Miniaturist

One of the Top 10 Lovereading Reader Review Panel Summer Read selections.

A superlative debut novel that combines the complexity and atmosphere of the best historical tales with a touching meditation on the nature of art and its organic relationship with the human soul, The Miniaturist is an absolute delight of a book, that was inspired to the author by an actual cabinet she saw at Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum. Set in the 17th century in Holland's Venice of the North, we follow the tale of a young country girl who arrives in the city to marry an older merchant and receives as a wedding present a cabinet which mirrors in miniature the house she is to live in, and its contents, both human and inanimate. Its elusive creator lies in the shadows orchestrating her life and those of others in a haunting and magical way. An utter delight. ~ Maxim Jakubowski

 

Shortlisted for the The Bookseller Book of the Year 2015.

Longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2015.

 

Jessie Burton said: “I am indebted forever to the voting public for this incredible honour. It is no exaggeration to say this has been a life-transforming year for me, and this award is a very big cherry on the cake. There are always stories to write, and people who want to read them, and as the year closes, I find this very heartening news indeed. This wonderful acknowledgement will propel me into 2015, and I am deeply thankful to everyone who took the time to vote.”

 

Sarah Broadhurst's View....

A beautifully evocative first novel. Eighteen year old Nella arrives in her marital home to discover nothing is quite how she expected it to be. Her husband is cold and distant when he isn’t actually absent and far from becoming mistress of the household she must defer to her husband’s sister. When she’s presented with a cabinet house an even more mysterious world begins to be unlocked to her. As lush and full of fascinating mysteries as the miniature house itself.

 

Winner of the Specsavers Book of the Year at the Specsavers National Book Awards 2014.

Winner of the Books Are My Bag New Writer of the of the Year at the Specsavers National Book Awards 2014.

Sarah Broadhurst

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The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781489443724
Publication date: 28th April 2018
Author: Jessie Burton
Publisher: Bolinda/Audible Audio an imprint of Bolinda Publishing
Format: Audio disc
Primary Genre Historical fiction
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